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Overlapse at BOP Bristol 2022 – October 8-9

Come meet us in Bristol October 8-9 for BOP, the annual photobook festival from Martin Parr Foundation and The Royal Photographic Society! Overlapse joins over 60 exhibitors for what is bound to be an inspiring and book-filled weekend.

We’d love for you to come say hello and browse our selection of books, including the artist editions of You can call me Nana by Will Harris and A Parallel Road by Amani Willett. There will also be copies of Fastidiosa by Caimi + Piccinni, postcards and posters of works by Ukrainian photographer Viacheslav Poliakov, and more!

Entrance to the festival is free, and artist talks are ticketed with a small fee. The full programme and tickets are available here.

Open hours:
Saturday 8 October, 10.00 – 19.00
Sunday 9 October, 10.00 – 16.00

This year BOP will be held across the Martin Parr Foundation Gallery (316 Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AR), Royal Photographic Society House (337 Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AR) and the Paintworks Event Space (The Airstream Main Courtyards, Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3EH).

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Chris Dorley-Brown on ghosts, clues, and seeing the future

I believe in ghosts. The dead and departed remain with us. I would look through this old suitcase full of folders and boxes of faded documents in my studio from time to time – Mum and Dad’s collection of personal pictures, letters, negatives, and more. They held a suspended threat of revelation, but I could not parse them into a legible chronology. They remained just random sparks of another person’s nostalgia. I would put them away but somehow they were burning a hole in my soul.  Perhaps I was delaying the inevitable assembling of the jigsaw. I thought maybe I was just the keeper of these treasures, designated to hand them on to a more imaginative descendent.

I can’t help feeling they were left for me deliberately, as a set of clues – an invitation to decipher, play, and expose my own motivations for my anti-social, all-consuming life as a photographer. These pictures never made it into the family album. There are my parents, their parents, my brothers and I, younger. Faces and places lit by an ancient sun. Tiny fragments of silver. As I pan down with the looking glass and scan at higher and higher resolutions their lips start to move, frozen waves resume their perpetual motion towards the beach. This is a bi-polar experience, of ecstasy and unimaginable trauma that has been transmitted to me via strings of DNA and a handful of fraying pieces of paper.

The innate optimism my young parents exude in these pictures remains as reassuring to me now as it ever was, but I know what happened next. Reading their faces, it’s as though they believe they are immortal. Seeing your mother and father as young people is like seeing the future, not the past. You realise your own existence came about through the most slender and tenuous matrix of events. You don’t get this sensation from old home movies – they seem subject to veils of unnecessary textures and unnatural speeds that somehow prevent deeper analysis. With photographs you can extend and compress time as you choose, they are interactive and can be assembled into narratives of your own design, without mediation.


Excerpted from The Longest Way Round by Chris Dorley-Brown (2015)

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Second sight: Fastidiosa with Caimi & Piccinni

Fastidiosa by Caimi & Piccinni

Join us Wednesday, June 15th for the next installment of SECOND SIGHT – a social book club with Overlapse!
7.00pm BST / 8.00pm CEST / 2.00pm EDT / 11.00am PDT

We’ll be joined by Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni for a discussion of their book Fastidiosa, released earlier this year and a selected Book of the Month (May) by Photo London Book Club. After the photographers discuss some of the concepts behind their book, we’ll lead a group discussion with you – our guests in the zoom room – so come along with your burning questions and comments!

RSVP to SECOND SIGHT for FREE via this link

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Athens Photo Fest Exhibitions feature overlapse collaborators

Athens Photo Festival 2022

We’re excited to announce that five Overlapse collaborators are exhibiting in this year’s Athens Photo Festival.
Amani Willet’s A Parallel Road and Antone Dolezal and Lara Shipley’s new work The Naked Truth will be shown in the fair’s Main Programme. In the Photobook Exhibition, Caimi & Piccinni’s book FASTIDIOSA will be on display.

The festival celebrates its 35th anniversary this year with a diverse programme of over one hundred international photographers who have been selected through an open call process.

Athens Photo Festival
8 June – 24 July, 2022

Benaki Museum, Pireos 138, Athens 118 54, Greece

Opening hours:
Thursday, Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Friday, Saturday 10:00 – 22:00

Tickets are available for sale at the museum’s ticket desk – see the festival website for details

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Overlapse at Photo London 2022 – May 12-15

Photo London 2022

It’s going to be a fantastic weekend at Somerset House for Photo London 2022! We’re delighted to be joining this year’s lineup of 100 publishers and galleries. Come say hello and browse our selection of book goodness, including a new print edition of You can call me Nana by Will Harris, posters and postcards of works by Ukrainian photographer Viacheslav Poliakov. We’ll have the London launch of FASTIDIOSA by Caimi + Piccinni, the Artist Edition Box of A Parallel Road by Amani Willett, and (of course) lots of photobooks – some with discounts!

Sounds like your cup of tea? Day tickets and weekend passes are available here. We look forward to meeting you there!

Open hours:
Thursday 12 May, 12.00 – 21.00
Friday 13 May, 12.00 – 19.00
Saturday 14 May, 11.00 – 19.00
Sunday 15 May, 11.00 – 18.30

Somerset House is located in the Strand, London WC2R 1LA

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Meet us at Polycopies 2021 in Paris!

Overlapse at Polycopies 2021

AHOY mateys! The countdown is flying and we’re thrilled to share that POLYCOPIES PARIS 2021 photobook fair launches this week aboard the Concorde Atlantique boat!! Very eager to meet you all and to see our fellow publishers and photographers sharing book works created over the past two years. You can download the new Visitors’ Guide and Recommendations (PDF) to prepare for your visit!

Enormous thanks to the wonderfully lovely directors Laurent Chardon and Sebastian Hau who create a most convivial space for this (usually) annual gathering of photobook lovers!!

We invite you to walk the plank and join us from Weds 10th to Sun 14th of November, open times are:
Weds 10th, 3pm-10pm
Thurs 11th – Sat 13th, 11am-9pm
Sun 14th, 12pm-7pm

Polycopies – Bateau Concorde Atlantique
Port de Solférino – Berges de Seine
Face au 23 quai Anatole France
75007 Paris